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Celebrate the End of Daylight Saving With an Hour-Long Workout

Get ready to fall back and gain an hour this Sunday - it's much better than springing forward and losing an hour, don't you think? This year when you turn your clocks back, make the most of it - don't just go about your day as usual. Wake up in the morning when you normally would, and spend your freebie hour working out. Gone is your excuse about not having enough time to exercise. Check out how many calories you'll burn sweating it out for an hour!

Exercise Calories Burned
Cardio kickboxing class 597
Cycling at a moderate pace (14 to 15.9 mph) 540
Elliptical 435
Hiking 387
Raking leaves 216
Pilates 144
Running at a 10-minute-per-mile pace (6 mph) 540
Running at a 9-minute-per-mile pace (6.7 mph) 600
Soccer 378
Indoor cycling class 413
Swimming 594
Walking at a 15-minute-per-mile pace (4 mph) 243
Yoga class (fast-paced) 269

*All calculations are based on a 130-pound woman.

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Transform Your Abs With This 2-Week Crunch Challenge

It's time for another workout challenge, and this one is all about the abs. Perfect for those new to strength training, it's short and sweet - all it takes is a few minutes each day for the next two weeks and you're sure to notice stronger and more defined abs. Instead of doing basic crunches, this challenge involves five crunch variations to target different areas of your midsection.

Here are instructions for the five different variations followed by a 14-day plan to get you all the way to 100. It's not advised to skip right to day 14 (if you want to be able to laugh the next day without rolling over in pain), so follow the plan and adjust it as needed according to your schedule and ability level. Here's printable version to help keep you on track.

Related: Try Our 30-Day Squat Challenge

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Hate Running But Do It Anyway? Then You'll Love These Quotes

If you hate running, but you do it anyway, you'll totally relate to this.

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Tone Your Tush With This Yoga Sequence

We all know that yoga can increase your flexibility, but it turns out that many poses work your butt, too. If your backside could use a little tightening, try this yoga sequence. Work through the entire series on your right side first, and then repeat on the left side.

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The 13 Worst Fitness Instructors Ever

If back-to-school time has inspired you to get more serious about your workouts and you're a hit-the-gym-for-a-class kind of girl, I'm sure you've experienced your fair share of fitness instructors - some good, and some not so good. And then there's this group . . .

The Flirt

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This person thinks everyone wants to date him or her; they're all touchy-feely, winking left and right, and giving away their phone number like class is happy hour. And they never get the hint that you're not interested.

The High and Mighty

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We get it. You're great at what you do, and people love you for it. Please get off your pedestal and come down to sweat with the rest of us.

The Insane Hard-Ass

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This teacher is so crazy-intense, you wonder if you walked into an actual boot camp by accident. Your body shakes, your sweat is pooling on the floor, and she makes you do an extra set. And don't you dare reach for your reusable bottle - water is for wusses!

The Singer

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Oooh, I love this song, who sings it?! Beyoncé, you say? Let's keep it that way.

The Screamer

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This teacher believes that motivation is measured by decibels in their voice - the louder they scream, the more reps you'll do. But we really don't need you to do that the entire 60-minute class, thanks.

The Oversharer

There's a fine line between connecting with your students and sharing information you'd only share with your doctor, your mom, or your BFF. Sorry, but no, I don't want to hear about your bathroom issues or any other issues for that matter.

The Show-Off

Inspiration is one thing, but when we're struggling to get through 20 squats and you're like, "Look how many I can do while holding this 20-pound medicine ball above my head," we secretly wish that ball would fall on your head.

The All-Up-in-Your-Space

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Helpful adjustments are always appreciated, but it's totally creepy when you walk by and lay a lingering hand on me every two minutes. Also - that's my boob, not my shoulder.

The Dork

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It's bad enough that he's embarrassing himself up there with those awful moves, but what's even worse is he wants you to follow along.

The Stinker

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Stinky breath, stinky cologne, stinky I-know-you-haven't-done-laundry-in-weeks gym clothes - it all stinks.

The Doesn't-Practice-What-They-Preach

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We don't expect you to do 100 push-ups without a break, but you probably shouldn't let everyone see you down a Snickers bar and Coke before class.

The Late Bloomer

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We all struggle to get to class on time, but we don't expect the teacher to be later than us.

The Walking Cold

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No cold or flu keeps you from class, but we wish it would. Really.

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MuscleMeds: The Next Big Thing

MuscleMeds: The Next Big Thing

When MuscleMeds does something, they do it BIG!

There's a new freak on the MuscleMeds team and he's "the next big thing".

Think you know who it is?

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Total-Body Blaster for Greater Balance and Fat Burning

Total-Body Blaster

What It Is

A circuit composed of side lunges, pullups, hand walkouts, and sprints, designed by L.A.-based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. After a five- to 10-minute warmup, set a timer for 10 minutes. Start the circuit at a brisk but sustainable pace and don’t stop until the 10 minutes are up.

Why It Works

Alternating hemispheres of the body jacks up your heart rate, but the real key is the use of uncommon moves like side lunges and hand walkouts. Side lunges stimulate fibers in the adductors and abductors that don’t get much attention during most leg lifts. Hand walkouts uniquely stimulate the core, shoulders, and arms.

SEE ALSO: Bodyweight Workout for a Shredded Physique>>

To Perform the Side Lunge: Take long steps to either side, letting the trail leg stretch out straight. Push through the heel of the bent leg to return to the start.

DIRECTIONS FOR WORKOUT: Set a timer for 10 minutes and do the following exercises as a circuit without resting.

ANDY MCDERMOTT is a fitness coach in Hollywood. For free training advice, follow him on Facebook: AndyMcDermottFitness, Instagram: @andymcdermottfitness, and Twitter: @andymcd23

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Behind the Scenes at Dave Bautista's Cover Shoot

The former WWE great and current 'Bond' bad guy talks about lifting weights, learning to act, and kicking ass.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of our recent cover shoot with Dave Bautista. The Spectre star talks about how he turned to lifting weights to turn around his weak physique and establish a career as a professional wrestler. Along with his success in the squared circle, Bautista shares his passion for Jiu-Jitsu and his desire to experience what MMA fighters must endure to prepare themselves for combat.

Now all Bautista's combat takes place on the big screen where his characters frequently flex their muscle and badass attitude. In his henchman role in the new James Bond flick, Bautista admitted to doing some real life damage to the real life OO7 during filming. "Kicking Daniel Craig's ass is awesome," joked the new Bond villain, but Craig got his revenge. Hear how it went down and what else we can expect to see from Bautista in the months ahead.

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